Tag Archives: Cork

September 17, 1967.

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett play the Arcadia ballroom in Cork city.

Paul McDermott writes:

The only gig in the country! “Full psychedelic lighting and effects”. The Arc gig was a few weeks after Piper at the Gates of Dawn [Pink Floyd’s first album] was released…

Played Ballymena [County Antrim] the night before. Band drove to Cork, Roger [Waters] at the wheel, zooming down country roads, Gardai pulled him over and gave him a warning about how he could kill a kid. Rog said he never forgot it!


From top: Interior of bus: Cork’s 96FM’s PJ Coogan (lefgt) with Patrick (centre) and Adrian Walsh

This morning.

Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line with PJ Coogan.

PJ Coogan speaking to Patrick Walsh and his son Adrian, who have been living in a disused bus near a river just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre.

Deirdre O’Shaughnessy  writes:

They heat the bus with diesel from their van. They use a chemical toilet, and they wash in the nearby river, which regularly floods. The windows of the bus blew in during the recent stormy weather.

Adrian has a brain injury and has numerous medical problems. His mother, who used to wash clothes and cook for the men, died suddenly in May.

They are currently receiving assistance from Saint Vincent de Paul and Headway but their situation is looking increasingly desperate as Winter approaches…



This Summer.

At the watersports and activity centre Oysterhaven in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Safe Haven Ireland and Welcome Wave launched the first year of their five-year instructor incubator project for children living in direct provision.

Today, Safe Haven Ireland writez:

“A few snaps of our trainees (taken and shared with permission) in full swing in their sailing courses.”

The aim is that some of the initial group of young sailors will progress to instructor level.

In fairness.

Children leave direct provision behind to make waves sailing (Liz Dunphy, Irish Examiner)

Previously: All Aboard

This morning.

Bantry, County Cork.

Repairs taking place on New Streetin Bantry, County Cork, today after flooding last night caused by Storm Francis.

How bad was it?


Last night.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews


Dublin city, 1956

One of a selection of noir-esque images from famed photojournalist Peter Bock-Schroeder, now available online.

In 1956, Bock-Schroeder spent several days walking through Dublin and documented the everyday life of the capital.

Ireland By Chance (Peter Bock-Schroeder)


Boycott Foreign press?

in 1954, a British journalist, Honor Tracy, condemned Donerail, County Cork parish priest Canon Maurice O’Connell for spending the then exorbitant amount of £9,000 on his parochial house while there was so much poverty in the village.

Following The Sunday Times’ apology to O’Connell, Tracy sued it and was awarded £3000 in compensation. In response some 3000 of Doneraile’s parishioners marched in the village in support of Canon O’Connell,…

Good times.

Thanks Mark Geary


Last night.

RTÉ reports:

At least 194,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning due to Storm Ellen.

The majority of those affected are in Cork, with power outages also experienced in Tipperary, Westmeath, Longford and Limerick.

ESB Networks said there are 40,000 premises without power in Cork, 35,000 in Tipperary, 20,000 in Westmeath, 15,000 in Longford and 12,000 in Limerick.


194,000 homes, businesses without power due to Storm Ellen (RTÉ)



People living in holiday homes or on campsites in parts of southwest Cork have been urged to seek shelter or find alternative accommodation as a Status Red wind warning has been issued ahead of Storm Ellen.

The Acting Director of Services and Roads with Cork County Council said council staff are trying to make contact with visitors to the area.

Jim Molloy said: “Many who are on campsites are not local to the area and are not familiar with the conditions and storm force gales that we are exposed to in southwest Cork.”

People in Cork campsites urged to seek shelter ahead of Storm Ellen (RTÉ)

One day, we’ll plant that flag on that moon and watch it flutter.


David Creedon